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Farm Adventurers Worker

  • Location: Bristol
  • Start date: 07 Jan 2019
  • Category: Early Years
  • Job reference: PE11093192
  • Branch: Bristol Primary, Bristol Secondary SEND
  • Consultant: Richael Mccloskey
  • Call: 0117 945 3960
Job description
Purpose
To deliver the Farm Adventurers service providing exciting experiences and opportunities for children in the outdoor environment.
Main duties and responsibilities

Children
• To promote and value children's experiences within an anti-discriminatory framework taking into account all children's individual needs.
• To foster respectful and warm relationships with children and to work with them in developing and maintaining a child centred environment including reviewing environmental layouts and materials, to keep the environment safe, stimulating and attractive.
• To assume responsibility for all the children left in your care and ensuring high standards of supervision and encouraging personal hygiene with the children including being observant of their general health, safety and welfare.
• To work with all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) in ensuring all children's developmental needs are met through planning, recording, monitoring and maintaining accurate observation reports and other records as appropriate to support all areas of their development.
Routines
• To ensure that health and safety checks are carried out before every session and all areas used are left clean and tidy at the end of each session.
• To monitor the condition of toys, equipment and environment in terms of safety, hygiene and correct storage, and to report any concerns immediately.
• To provide sessions which have a clear structure and meets all areas of the curriculum and coincides with children's interests including maintaining and further developing resources.
General
• To work as a member of the team including attending staff meetings, supervisions and other meetings as appropriate.
• Undertake training and regular supervision as part of your personal and professional development.
• To liaise with all Farm staff and other professionals to ensure the children have rich and stimulating Farm experiences in this unique environment.
• To work with the Children & Family Services Administrators, ensuring all necessary paperwork is carried out and finances are in order.
• To work with and implement all Children and Family Services and Farm Policies and Procedures.
• To work in line with professional expectations at all times and carry out any other duties appropriate to the responsibilities of the post, as required.

There will be occasions where you will be expected to work evenings and weekends to attend training or meetings

Person Specification
Essential
1.NVQ level 3, NNEB, or equivalent childcare qualification.
2.A minimum of 1 years proven experience of working in a childcare environment.
3.Knowledge and experience of working with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
4.Awareness and understanding of Health and Safety issues in a childcare setting.
5. Awareness and understanding of safeguarding and the ability to safeguard all children in the setting.
6.The ability to work as part of a team and work on own initiative.
7.The ability to maintain accurate records including those used for development logs/learning diaries.
8.The ability to carry out observations on children and their learning.
9. The ability to plan and carry out a variety of stimulating activities for young children both indoors and outdoors.
10.The ability to communicate appropriately with children, parents / carers and colleagues.
11.The ability to develop respectful and warm relationships with children.
12.To have a high level of enthusiasm and commitment within the childcare workforce.
13.To be reliable, consistent and self-motivated.
14.The ability to maintain a positive and welcoming environment at all times.
15.The ability to stay calm under pressure and work with interruptions in a busy environment.
16.A positive approach to equality of opportunity, and behaviour.
17.Willingness to undertake training.
18.Good organisational skills.
19.The ability to take responsibility for your own health and safety, and that of others.
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